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like a good response to offer our house, whatever they needed after the marathon. >> jim, as you can imagine, the details still emerging, a lot of people are are coming to grips with what happened. as i said, acceptance is the theme here as people try to make sense. people are really, really hurting, coming together and comforting each other. >> tony, from a security stand tell us more about what you're seeing there around you, you have a police zone, what are the police doing? has the security lessened over the day that you have been there? >> reporter: well, yeah, this morning they had about 12 blocks blocked off. we saw k-9s brought in, so we could assume they were trying to find other things around the building. i have to say we had over a thousand national guardsmen brought in from other states. we have multiple police, fbi, atfs, a lot of jurisdictions trying to assist, the fbi trying to figure out what is going on. a lot of street closures as you have mentioned. i have to tell you, we have police walking through the streets. there is a very big law enforcement presence here. >
and jim? >> thank you, to other news tonight, long, frustrating lines for american airlines passengers at reagan international. and in fact around the country tonight. the airline grounded all the flights for a couple of hours this afternoon after the reservation computer system went down. tonight, the computers are working again, but a lot of people had to change or rebook their cancelled flights. >>> new video tonight, a spectator from our area captures the explosion while watching his wife run the boston marathon. we'll also go back live to boston with new details on how the bombs were made. >> extra security along the parade route for emancipation day along the route. spectators weigh in. >>> a somber day as virginia tech marks the mass shootings there. how a local person came up with an app to help college students. >>> the grief was staggering. one hundred days after us senate starts to act are coming together background checks the second amendment hands of dangerous criminals. ninety percent of america background checks. urge them to join comprehensive background checks. demand
, ahead of the emancipation day parade. more on how the country is reacting. >> reporter: jim, the nation's capitol is home to all sorts of big public events and places. today was just a little different. from quiet moments at the korean war memorial, tourists at the nation's capitol were acutely aware regarding the bombing. but there was resolution not to give in to fear. >> reporter: any concerns after an event like yesterday? >> well, we were just a little bit concerned. some of our relatives from back home were calling us. it is such a sad thing that happened. and it is just awful. but like you said, you know, we go from day to day. >> reporter: it shocked some tourists when they shut down the lincoln memorial for a security sweep and security test. there was no security incident. and soon enough, the popular monument was opened again and tourists swarmed the famous steps. resolute here, too, that terror would not cancel their spirits. >> americans are not built that way. >> reporter: and the annual d.c. emancipation day parade swept down pennsylvania avenue. police and public safety
of the runners representing newtown were not injuried in the explosions. >> we are hearing the audio calls. jim henley has more on the chaos and the confusion from the scene today. >> dozens of victims, bags abandoned in that chaos. blocked roadways and of course, the huge crowds. posted online, can you hear the tense moments after the explosions, as first respenders tried to get all units to the scene around the finish line. >> i want one road cleared, ambulances in and out. i need lanes open here. >> boylston, we need to set up a perimeter. get people away. >> get everybody out there. use kagz, there may be additional devices. use caution. >> i need someone on social media, let people know. we are sweeping the street to make sure it is safe. get them out once it is swept. we have all the victims off the scene. >> we are finishing the evacuation of the surrounding buildings. >> the last call, referring to an explosive sweep that lasted hours this evening n midst of everything, you hear for a call at the jfk library, that turned out to be an unrelated fire. many in the marathon crowd that tried
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